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PBS
Dec 13, 2012 1:00am PST
. fed chairman ben bernanke and other policy makers said they will keep their key interest rate near zero until the unemployment rate falls below 6.5% or inflation rises to 2.5%. now, this is the first time the fed has set a clear economic target for how long interest rates will stay at record lows. the surprise decision means the central bank will continue stimulating the economy by buying bonds. darren gersh explains the dramatic move. >> reporter: ben bernanke and his colleagues will no longer mark a date on the calendar for when they expect to begin raising interest rates. from now on, they'll make that call based on a target for the unemployment rate and inflation. >> it'll act to some extent as an automatic stabilizer. so if the outlook worsens and that leads markets to think that the increase in rates is further out in the future, that will tend to lower longer term rates, and that will tend to be supportive of the economy. so that has an automatic stabilizer-type effect. it offsets adverse shocks. >> reporter: as it turns out, the fed expects the unemployment rate to fall bel
FOX Business
Dec 12, 2012 4:00pm EST
, corporations will begin to reinvest again. david: as you just said essentially what ben bernanke just did was give the politicians a free pass. that means probably dividend taxes will have to go up and get you were in favor of dividend stocks. don't you think the higher-end taxes will turn people off of those stocks? >> cash flow is the only return. let's use the compounding effect for building wealth and enhancing wealth, that is our mantra. in terms of the situation, we have structural issues. we have a deficit, we have ongoing not just monetization from the fed, but added that and we continue to add to the debt. and we have the timebomb which is an actual nightmare. liz: are their sectors, an area that will work for our viewers right now? >> sure. since we're in a poor part of the supercool pattern and the real deleveraging has not happened more naturally and put off the day of reckoning, we remain very receptive. that means high cash, cash flow from interest and dividends sustainable going forward. if we get into a downturn we want to make sure we have the margins for era to make
FOX Business
Dec 12, 2012 3:00pm EST
. >> fed chief ben bernanke, he should have quit at hello. the market lost all of their games plus a point. 6.5%, that is the point say unemployment rate at which ben bernanke says any future rate moves will now be tied. a news conference in washington, he emphasized his top priority now shoring up the job market. the decision to live up the printing presses in january. the fed investors said they will not stop buying bonds until they drop. 85 alien dollars and we created money each and every month, 45 billion of that put in longer dated treasuries. by mortgage-backed securities. dow jones industrials really straddling the flat line. up more than 81 points after the announcement of markets like this announcement and started to take a second look. the nasdaq has been down most of the day. investors gave the plan a thumbs-up and saw stocks at their best levels since october but giving up the games as you see, what went on. big intraday swings around 12:30 p.m. eastern when the fed made the decisions known. take a look at the financials, giving us a sense of how sensitive it got. as you
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 2:00pm EST
lohan saying she is staying home far month to bake cookies. we have more on ben bernanke coming up. that does if for "power lunch," ladies, gentlemen. thanks for watching. >>> welcome to a special edition of "street signs." we are minutes away from fed chairman's ben bernanke's news conference. there is a specific employment rate along with inflation target, there is a lot to talk about. let us bring in steve with more and the fed's outlook, steve? >> i think the story here today is federal reserve despite saying it will spend something like a trillion dollars in additional qe this year or next year is lowering its economic forecast. if you look at the outlook for 2012 through 2015, it actually lowered the outlook from its september forecast. take a look here. tenth off of 2012. tenth off of 13. 15 bases points out of 2014 and 2015. look at what the federal reserve did with unemployment rate. it did lower that as well. remember that a key reason why the federal reserve announced today, it'll be doing another $45 billion in quantitative easing bringing the total to $85 billion a mon
CBS
Dec 13, 2012 4:00am PST
are already affecting americans. fed chairman ben bernanke says just the threat of the fiscal cliff is dragging down the economy. >> it's already affecting business investment and hiring decisions by creating uncertainty. >> that's unwelcome news for hundreds who lined up at a job fair in new york on wednesday. >> basically i'm looking for anything that pays american dollars. >> ben bernanke says 2013 will bring more jobs and better economic growth but only if congress strikes a deal. now, even if they do strike a deal, some here say the delays have jeopardized the chances of this becoming legislation and passing both houses of congress in time, and there's a question whether speaker boehner will even have enough republican votes to pass any deal they might come, to terrell. >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. thank you, susan. >>> ben bernanke also had big news for investors. the feds taking unprecedented action in keeping interest rates at their record-low levels. erica ferrari is here in new york with that. erica, good morning to you. >> good morning, terrell. for the firs
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 7:00pm EST
are joining them. geez, i may faint. now to washington, d.c. with fed chairman ben bernanke sent a chill down the spine of traders on wall street. bernanke said the fed's money printing should last only until we hit 6.5% unemployment. markets didn't like that one bit and a good rally was completely erased. and we go to damascus where the assad regime is firing scud missiles and where did those missiles come from anyway? >>> in a letter to senate majority leader harry reid, 18 democratic senators are requesting a sweetheart deal to delay a 2.3% medical device tax that is part of obama care. due to start january 1st. but you know what, may i with all respect, these guys are hypocrites. they're not supply siders. yes, the tax is a job killer, as they say, but it's only hitting their states. the senators claim the medical device tax kills jobs but why aren't they against all the other job killing obama care taxes or for that matter the fiscal cliff tax hikes that are coming. let's faulk about this. we have igor volsky and guy benson. guy benson, i am glad they have won't up to this lou
FOX Business
Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm EST
, ben bernanke and friends. we know the votes went through, and 11-1 decision. the market's acting this and running with it and moving to session highs so that these are session highs of 76 points on the dow jones industrials, a gain of 1/2%. the ticketing nasdaq is the worst of the month but it isn't 1/3% and the s&p 5 uuder the 0.3% and the s&p 5001430. anyone watching yesterday, he talked about the bias to the upside, talked about 1430 and talked about heading to 1440 and we are not are off of that level. american express leading the way. >> no deal to avoid the fiscal cliff, john boehner keeping the dialogue going and even trading new proposals but not stopping them from calling each other out. rich edson is in washington. >> that usually stops or pauses at the very least when there is progress. democrats and republicans have been stuck for weeks. the white house reduced its offer on tax increases for $1.6 trillion to $1.4 trillion including a willingness to begin corporate tax reform. republicans santa white house has to embrace significant spending cuts. >> during our budget
FOX Business
Dec 12, 2012 11:00am EST
banking on more and new statement from ben bernanke and company. qe forever. cheryl: full team coverage for the entire hour, nicole petallides watching traders' reaction from the floor of the nyse, jeff flock watching action on the trading pits of the cme and we have you covered with all-star fed panel. first we begin with nicole petallides on the floor of the nyse with stocks at the top of the hour. the fed now up 6. nicole: we are up six points, we are for six day is a row for the dow jones industrial. some would say people were waiting on the fed, talk about more easing and more stimulus and traders, they were asking about extending the programs, we will see about that. as far as major market averages the dow is just above the unchanged line like the s&p 500 and the ticket in nasdaq pulling back and you see the markets are very tepid and hovering right near zero and waiting for each headline. dennis: thank you, critics are calling it q e forever. the expected in moments to announce a new stimulus. cheryl: a current bond buying program, operation twist is scheduled to end. le
CNN
Dec 13, 2012 2:00am PST
heard from the chairman of the fed, ben bernanke, he said already this impasse is hurting the economy. so that's certainly a reason for alarm. >> brianna keilar, great to see you. >>> seven minutes past the hour. north korea may not have full control of thatorbit. the satellite was launched yesterday. this is video from north korean television claiming to be from the control room in north korea as the rocket blasted off. u.s. officials say that ground control has yet to send a key radio control to the satellite. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will testify next week about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in bengahzi. a report on the review is expected to be released before clinton testifies, one week from today. >>> two men from new mexico have reportedly been arrested in a bizarre murder-for-hire plot. police say one of their targets was justin bieber. krqe says the two were allegedly plotting to kidnap, castrate and kill four people, including two witnesses to a crime committed by a murdered convict who one met in prison along with bieber and his bodyguard. how
FOX
Dec 13, 2012 5:00am PST
. ben bernanke said the lack much progress is already causing problems for the u.s. economy. >>> governor jerry brown will continue to work a full schedule while he has prostate cancer. he is being treated and when he meat with them in san jose... >> one would never have known there are health issues going on in that 74-year-old body and we actually enjoy the conversation. >> brown will be treated with radio therapy and the prognosis is excellent and the treatment will be completed januarypth you -- january 7th. we also have the full statement released by his office, just look for the hot topic section. >> let's go to sal because something is happening on the bay bridge the san mateo bridge, the traffic so far has not been too too adversely affected -- too adversely affected. we also have more light coming into san francisco from oakland. looking at the west bay, no problems problems as you go to 880. >>> what we have is a cold air mass. a cool and breezy day today. and some of that fog in the north bay could be awful. we will keep an eye on things. i know novato has not rep
FOX Business
Dec 12, 2012 10:00pm EST
us. >> someone in dc is focussed on job, fed chairman ben bernanke pledging more easy money to the unemployment rate. what does the economy look like in the new year, wells fargo chief lou: chairman ben bernanke made a historic move sitting unemployment rate as a target for monetary policy. we'll be taking that up, talking with wells fargo chief economist john silv sylvia in moments, and announcing they will spend -- a month buying mortgage-backed security. what the market expected and stocks rallied a bit on the announcement, a little. then ben bernanke talked about the fiscal cliff that ended that rally, stocks coming off their highs, index, swung 102 points over second, and s&p finished where it began, nascar -- nazdaq down over 8 points, and trading on big board, busiest in the week, walmart a big mover, dropping retailer part of an overall weak group, best answer, profit taking with the sell-off walmart up, 18 -- almost 19ers in on the year, 10 year, yield rising to 1.69%, and crude market, up, joining me now, wells fargo chief economist, john silviia, 6.5% is target for fed c
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 11:00pm EST
republicans for not wanting to even consider tax increases. but don't you dare blame ben bernanke for not being willing to take bold action to get this economy hiring and moving again! even if his statements about economic weakness ultimately cause the averages to stumble from some pretty lofty levels. dow ultimately declining ability 3 points, s & p inching up 4.4%. closing in positive territory. nasdaq giving up .28%. when you look at what ben when you look at what ben bernanke did today you've got to marvel. the republicans themselves refuse to get specific on spending until they see something from the white house. the elected portion of our government is not helping this economy at all. their failure to rise above politics to reach a compromise is now really starting to hurt the u.s. economy. in this vacuum, the fed has decided to keep rates low. they stepped in saying listen, business, we are not going to get in your way. we're not going to allow interest rates to go higher until we get many hundreds of thousands of people hired! [ applause ] ben bernanke has become the jobs comm
CNBC
Dec 13, 2012 4:00pm EST
yourself with 2013 with so much influence by ben bernanke. what happens between the president and john boehner in an hour >> narrator: what are the pros expecting in 2013? dan greenhouse is with me and also the chief economist with ihs global insight joins me. good to have you on the program, gentlemen. thanks so much for joining us. >> thank you. >> thanks, maria. >> dap, you think the fed captain really do much on the fiscal cliff? do you think the fed should have done without -- should have done what it did yesterday in terms of basically create more -- more stimulus? >> well, no, i don't think they should have done what they did yesterday, but that's a separate issue from the fiscal cliff, i think, and, you know, ben bernanke has been quite clear and quite frankly economists in general are quite clear about arguing there's very little the federal reserve can do to even partially offset the worst effects of the cliff should it actually happen. >> let me ask you your take on 2013. we know if we go over the cliff there are expectations that we'll see a recession, at least in the
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 4:00pm EST
he answers this. >> i'm smiling for you, bill. >> i think first we have to realize that ben bernanke really has no idea what he's doing and must admit that his policy that's been in place now for four years of free money and 0% interest rates has really produced a very poor employment picture. let me prove my point. the november non-farm payroll report, we actually lost 22,000 jobs in the goods-producing sector. how could that be after four years of 0% interest rates? labor force participation rate, falling. the employment-to-population ratio falling and the key demographic of 25-55-year-olds, that demographic, they are leaving the workforce. >> michael, i get the feeling you're not a huge fan of ben bernanke. what would you do if you're the chairman then? >> if i was the fed chairman i would resign and realize that 12 people have absolutely no idea what the cost of money should be. the most important mechanism, symbol in a free market economy is the cost of money, and they have no idea telling us what that price should be. >> price mccain, help us out here. what's your expectation in the f
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 12:00pm EST
the market has it right. how does fed chairman ben bernanke take in the unemployment rate? is now it's 7.75%. do the forecasts come down, or does the fed not believe in the decline of the unemployment rate because of things like the decline in the participation rate? those are the things we'll be watching today. we'll be listening to how the chairman explains or rationalizes what everybody in the market believes the fed is about to do. >> steve, akaspdr-man. let's bring in the two guests. we have the deputy chief investment officer. bill, with all good respect to my good friend steve liesman, who forgot more about the fed than i'll ever know, he said the balance sheet is, quote, about to explode. we've got a few trillion dollars already on the fed books. isn't that already the neutron bomb of indebtedness? >> well, potentially, brian. it's sitting there basically in reserves that the banks are unwilling to lend, so ultimately it provides the fire power, but not just yet. i think steve has it exactly right, though. the expansion to $1 trillion annually a year in terms of check writ
CNBC
Dec 13, 2012 6:00am EST
ben bernanke's birthday. happy birthday, ben. "squawk box" begins right now. >>> good morning and welcome back to south carolina here on cnbc. i'm andrew ross sorkin along with joe kernen. becky is off today. dino kosof, he's going to have a lot to talk about when it comes to what mr. bernanke just said. later in the program, we'll talk to pimco's kneneal ashkari. >>> a surprise from ben bernanke, linking unemployment to monetary policy. rates will be staying where they are right now, which is close to zero, of course. until at the very least the jobless rate falls to 6.5%. we can only cross our fingers wherefore when that might be. ben bernanke says these changes will make the central bank more transparent adding they can only help the markets. the central bank ramped up its asset purchase program adding $40 billion to its $40 billion a month purchases of mortgage-backed bonds. he spoke about the objectives during wednesday's news conference. >> the asset purchases and the rate increases have different objectives. the asset purchases are about creating near term momentum in the e
CNBC
Dec 13, 2012 9:00am EST
with ben bernanke's comments and now the target in terms of tying interest rates to unemployment, which is a very new and big development for the fed. >> cnbc is talking over and over again, 2 million jobs to be lost, not if but when we go over the cliff. ben bernanke is listening to what this network is saying, recognizing there is going to be a dram mat hillsborough county job loss if we go over the cliff that is force austerity, that is firing people. look at spain when they got serious. italy. it meant a lot of firings. he says i see what we are going to do follow these countries that have fiscal responsibility a lot of people are going to be fired. don't worry, i'm going to do my best. what what are you going to do to keep people employed? >> keeping the heat on congress, came up a number of times, of course energy the press conference that followed the fed announcement but unclear what impact it will have. >> and as far as ben bernanke can do only so much he can do we all know the market's addition to the additional stimulus and the more -- increased transparency in terms o
CNN
Dec 12, 2012 2:00am PST
ben bernanke, the fed chief. a lot of people saying that the federal reserve and its herculean efforts to keep the economy moving is why stocks are up, why the economy is growing, and they're expecting the fed to announce new measures, new st stimulus to keep it going. so when you hear the catch phrase that the fed is the only game in town, the fed is the only game in town. around the world it has been central banks who are independent from governments, central banks who have been doing so much, pumping money into the system to keep things going. s&p 500 up 13% so far this year. all of these uncertainties we talked about, the fiscal cliff, all of that stuff, it is because of the certainty of fed policy many people are telling me, also because they think on wall street the fiscal cliff will be avoided. they think on wall street the only thing left to do is a little bit of shouting over what the top rate will be. 36%, 37%. they think corporate taxes will come down and we know that that is in the latest sort of proposal from the white house that they will consider corporate tax. s
FOX Business
Dec 13, 2012 9:20am EST
announcement from ben bernanke, he's going to be spending, printing 85 billion dollars a month to keep interest rates low and try to get the unemployment rate to 6 1/2%. he's been doing it for four years and i don't know how the market's going to react to that. in the very early going this morning, we're down five points. the opening trend is ever so slightly down after the announcement of a big printing oranges. right off the bat, i want to look at warren buffett's berkshire hathaway. buffett brought back 1.2 billion dollars worth of shares from one investor yesterday and that likely helped that investor, helped his estate save substantially on taxes ahead of higher tax rates, which are almost certain for next year, remember, buffett also called on congress to raise the estate tax on the wealthy and he wants the rich to may more in taxes and i'm going to use the word hipocracy rightly on wrongly and encouraging everybody else to pay more, but he and his company doesn't pay that tax, very interesting. a new report that the founder of best buy, richard schultz is going to make an o
PBS
Dec 13, 2012 12:00am PST
than they expect. >> sreenivasan: ben bernanke also had several caveats. explain those? >> so ben bernanke, the fed chairman, was very clear that today's statement doesn't represent an abandonment of low inflation. he said, for example, that if inflation were to rise unexpectedly, over 2.5% in their own forecasts, that might be reason enough for them to start raising interest rates even if unemployment has not come down 206.5%. >> sreenivasan: markets traditionally love certainty. why didn't they embrace it today? >> i think markets are starting to question whether the fed actually has the ability to deliver on this commitment to low unemployment. they've got the interest rates at 0, they have trillions of dollars worth of bonds and still the economy is very, very weak. >> sreenivasan: going forward, are there things that we should be looking for as signs from the fed on what's going to happen or should we be paying more attention to unemployment rate? >> well, the fed has taken one more step today. they're doubling the amount of bonds they're buying by printing money. they call t
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 3:00pm EST
. maria is off today as we welcome you to "closing bell" as ben bernanke wraps up his final news conference of 2012 after the fed's two-day meetings in which they agreed to continue to buy treasury securities and mortgage-backed securities, but the new wrinkle now in monetary policy that we all heard about today was a new kind of target. he called it a guidepost. to this point they said they would keep the fed funds rate at around 0% until 2015. now they say they will keep it there at least until the fed funds rate drops to 6.5%. it's currently at 7.7%, and while he was talking, mandy, the market lost ground. >> absolutely. let's take a look right in front of you. what you've got is the dow sitting right there on the line. it did actually drop negative just in the last five, ten minutes. we were at the highs of the day around 81 points to the positive on the dow. and then we really watched as ben bernanke was speaking the market lose its steam. the nasdaq also went negative where it is right now, and, you know, bill, i guess we'll ask our guests what it is that the market was dis
CNBC
Dec 13, 2012 12:00pm EST
vulnerability to the down side, is pretty significant if we fail to compromise. on ben bernanke and his ability to once again give the market what it was supposed to want -- >> and we'll talk more about that later. >> -- and we'll get into that, but let me say this and i'll walk you through it later. i think the message of the federal reserve since the beginning of this year should not be listened to by investors. >> steph, so how do you try and navigate the stock market, again, when we're getting these comments out of washington, and as our own eamon javers reports, perhaps things have taken a small step back in negotiations? >> i think it's interesting we're only down 29 points on the dow. that's number one. and this is just what negotiations are, right? and so okay, fine, maybe they're at an impasse for now, but that could easily change next week. you kind of have to ignore this. if you're a long-term investor. >> if you have a stock that you want to buy -- >> i'm looking for it -- sure, i'm looking for it to pull back. i'm looking for costco at $95 or yeoman under $65. i'm looki
FOX Business
Dec 13, 2012 6:00pm EST
about what ben bernanke did yesterday, i want to ask you, do you think even if we go over the cliff, we fall into the recession? or will we be okay? >> the spending cuts, i just want to make it crystal clear. cutting government spending is good for the market and it's good for the economy. all of this nonsense about we can't take spending cuts, that is the same logic that led to the idea of the $800 billion stimulus bill will get us out of this mess. the other part of this equation is whether those tax increases on investment -- capital gains, dividends, small business taxes will go up. you know, i'm very nervous about that. this is a really bad idea to raise taxes on capital gains and dividends. whether it puts us into a double dip, i don't know. but it certainly could give a shock to the economy. >> ben bernanke saying he's out of their suitcase and he's got nothing left, right? is that he's basically saying? >> he said this could be going on for years and years to come. what you have is a maximum amount of stimulus. and that is being financed by enormous amount of financing. trac
FOX
Dec 13, 2012 4:00am PST
today's anouncement from the federal reserve which includes a news conference from fed chair ben bernanke. the dow is now up for the 5th session in a row. the other big news - oil was a gainer for the first time in 6 sessions. explosive details are emerging that fedex was "systematically overcharging" businesses and the goverment. the emailed comments were released in court documents in a class action lawsuit. a fedex official says the documents don't tell the whole story. and shares of rare earth molycorp fell 5% on word the cmpany is seraching for a permanent ceo. larry shover of sfg alternatives joins us now for an early look at the market. good morning to you. and are we waiting for qe 4? > > i think we are, and i think we are going to see it. we saw the rally yesterday. i think a lot of that was just expectations that central bank liquidity is going to be with us for quite a long time. > we have had quite a rally in the market of late. what is going on there? > > we had a great rally, especially yesterday's rally, very macro-driven. and what i mean by that - it wasn't like o
NBC
Dec 9, 2012 2:30am EST
from ben bernanke. wednesday is his birthday. happy birthday, mr. chairman. retail sales report out on wednesday as is the first of two with inflation indicators the producer price index that tracks prices at the wholesale level followed up on friday with the consumer price index which follows. >>> finally, if you are on this list it doesn't death set you apart. professional networking site released the overused buzz words on user profiles. they are so often used they lose significance with hiring managers. analyzing 187 million profiles around the globe, linkedin found create zif the top offender in the united states as well as seven other countries. rounding out the top five, organizational, effective, motivated and extensive experience. using buzz words in an effort to land your dream gig can be a buzz kill. just fyi. thank you for joining us. my guest next week grover norquist. we will get an update on where we stand on the fiscal cliff negotiation. each week keep it here where wall street meets main street. have a great week, everybody.
NBC
Dec 9, 2012 11:00am EST
situation denting consumer confidence and business confidence so you really need ben bernanke in there. on friday.t news >> unemployment report was better than expected but needs to be better than that. >> buzz in washington about whether susan rice or john kerry will be the next secretary of state and i'm told the president hasn't made up his mind yet and may not make up his mind until january. he wants to get the fiscal cliff business done with so don't be in a rush to await that decision. chris: when we return, the the week, will barack obama's scores in the second term be on foreign policy or here at home? chris: welcome back. syria, egypt and afghanistan are just the foreign policy challenges we already know about russia out china and there which brings us to the big question this week -- will the president's second term triumphs be abroad or here at home? >> i think his second term will be defined by foreign policy and looming confrontation over iran. chris: politco has spoken. >> despite all of the domestic issues, he will have a bigger role to play on the world stage and brought in
CNBC
Dec 9, 2012 7:30pm EST
conference from ben bernanke. wednesday is his birthday, happy 59th mr. chairman. november retail sales report will be out on wednesday as is the first of two inflation indicators, tracks prices at the whole sale level and followed up on friday with the consumer price index which follows. finally, if you are on this list, it doesn't set you apart. professional networking site linkedin released 2012's most overused bud words on profiles. they are being used so often they lose significance with hiring manager. analyzing 187 million profiles around the globe. creative is the top offender in the united states as well as seven other countries. rounding out the rest of the top fire, organizational, effective, motivated and extensive experience. using buzz words in an effort to land your dream gig can be a buzz kill, just fyi. my guest next week, grover nor quist. we'll get an update on where we stand with the fiscal cliff negotiation. keep it here where wall street meets main street. i'll see you again next weekend. bp has paid over twenty-threebp billion dollarsnt to the gulf. to help those
MSNBC
Dec 13, 2012 2:30am PST
taking unprecedented action as it puts emphasis on job creation. chairman ben bernanke says long term interest rates will remain near zero until the unemployment rate drops below 6.5%. unemployment currently at 7.7%. here now with more on that and a check with the markets, jeff cutmore is live from london. good morning you to. >> good morning. you know, uncle ben has gone back into his toolbox and he's pulled out one thing we were expecting which was a continuation of the bond buyback program. so that was pretty much baked into the story. but the thing we weren't expecting, perhaps, was this change in policy and this tying of zero interest rates to the unemployment rate. he now saying it remains at near zero until we get the jobs rate down below 6.5%. we're currently sitting at 7.7%. so there is a little room to go yet. we have near zero interest rates to come. unsurprisingly, markets like it but not quite as much as you might have expected given that they knew part of the deal was already due to come down the pike. >> apple and the headlines, what do we know about them trying to
CBS
Dec 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
ben bernanke said the employment target is a better signal to investors and the public of just how long interest rates will stay low. >> a strategy that we believe ill help support household and business confidence and spending. >> reporter: to control interest rates, the fed plans to buy $85 eellion worth of bonds every ownth, $45 billion in treasury bills, $40 billion worth of hinggage bonds. the mortgage buying program has already driven rates to historic lows and driven up mortgage applications by 10%. but bernanke says the economy afeds more confidence now because of the uncertain fiscal cliff negotiations in unshington. and the harm from the fiscal cliff won't just happen in the enedre. bernanke said that's happening now. >> it's already affecting absiness investment and hiring decisions by creating uncertainty, or creating r:ssimism. ai saw what happened recently to consumer sentiment, which fell, tesumably in part because of concerns about the fiscal cliff. t reporter: the other main concern for the fed is inflation. but, scott, there's good news here. despite the trillions
PBS
Dec 12, 2012 7:00pm PST
the u.s. reserve is charging ahead with. it seems like ben bernanke has specific numbers if mind. >> he does. he says he and his colleagues are not going to stop until they see the numbers become a reality. they will keep interest rates close to zero. that's until the unemployment rate falls to 6.5%. federal reserve officials gathered to discuss measures to support the committee in a two-day meeting that ended wednesday. they say it continues to expand at a moderate pace approximate while unemployment was down slightly second-degr the aim of this program is to drive down interest rates. for its next step the fed will start buying the same amount of treasury bonds in january. that's on top of the 40 billion each month it's buying in morning bonds. analysts say it's an unprecedented move for the fed to spell out its goal to bolster the economy. after the policy board meeting the fed chairman expressed strong concern about the fiscal cliff. he urged the obama administration and congress to resolve the problem as soon as possible. >> clearly this is a major risk factor and a major so
CNBC
Dec 13, 2012 4:00am EST
europe are trading lower as ben bernanke warns monetary policy may not be enough to offset the damage if the u.s. economy goes over the fiscal cliff. >>> and the fed takes the new and surprising step in its ongoing efforts to boost the economy, tying interest rates directly to the u.s. unemployment rate. >>> plus, investors cheering the plan to save danone's plans to offset losses over the next two years. >> announcer: you're watching "worldwide exchange," bringing you business news from around the globe. >>> welcome to the program. coming up on today's show, we'll be plenty busy. we head out to tokyo where carry enjoji has been talking about the upcoming elections. then, we hone in on central london where one pilot project is living roof and major buildings. find out what green living can do go r to improve the area. >>> and today, the 1 billionth international tourist will reportedly arrive at a destination in the world. at 11:20 central time, we'll speak to the world travel council to find out why france is still the world's top destination but more money is spent in the u.s. and c
ABC
Dec 13, 2012 4:00am PST
to a specific unemployment number. fed chairman ben bernanke has announced rates will remain ultralow until the jobless rate drops below 6.5%. something that he says might not happen for at least three more years. >>> and the owners of more than 800,000 honda vehicles are going to be getting recall notices soon because their vans or suvs could roll away, even with the key removed. the recall covers the honda odyssey and pilot and the acura mdx, with various model years, from 2003 to 2006. now, the ignition defect could let drivers pull the key out with the vehicles still in gear. and off it rolls. >> scary thought. >>> if blaring commercials drive you crazy while you're watching tv, get ready for some relief starting today. a new volume control law aimed at ear-splitting ads, takes effect today. the c.a.l.m. act, c.a.l.m. standing for commercial advertisement loudness mitigation, requires ads to be within two decibels of the program. >> what does c.a.l.m. stand for again? >> i don't remember. >> can you keep it down? >>> and it's a red-letter day for iphone users who can't st
CBS
Dec 13, 2012 4:30am PST
. >> meanwhile, fed chairman ben bernanke says the threat of the "fiscal cliff" is creating uncertainty in the economy. >> going home, guys. see you later. >> no comment from new jersey governor chris christie. but he did open up to barbara walters about his weight. he admitted that he is more than a little overweight but he says he has done thinks job well. christie says his size isn't something that would keep him from a run for the white house. it is rumored he is considering a presidential bid in 2016. if he does run, he might go up against secretary of state hillary clinton. also speaking to barbara walters, clinton says she does not plan to run but she did admit she is open to the opportunity. newt gingrich says republicans will have a tough time beating clinton if she did run in 2016. >>> 4:49 now. an impressive run for wall street is now over. the dow snapped its longest winning streak in nine months. an early stock market rally faded away after investors took a closer look at the federal reserve's latest plans to stimulate the economy. the fed promises to buy bonds and keep interest r
CBS
Dec 12, 2012 12:00pm PST
there ben bernanke. the fed predicts unemployment rates will stay high until late 2015. they are working on it now. >>> house republicans are pressing the president to come up with a plan they can accept to avoid the looming "fiscal cliff." >> i was born with the glass half full. i remain the most optimistic person in this town. but we have some serious differences. >> they have work to do. president obama, house speaker john boehner spoke by phone last night after republicans sent a new deal offer but senate majority leader harry reid isn't very happy about the discussion on the senate floor this morning. reid compared the back and forth between the gop leaders and the white house to the peanuts comic strike where charlie brown tries to kick the football that keeps getting yanked away. >> we are not going to fall for that again. the american people aren't going to be under the illusion that the republicans are sometime in the future going to come up with revenue. they are going to come up with raising the rates or, madam president, we are going over the cliff. >> well, if congre
PBS
Dec 12, 2012 1:00am PST
miller was talking about from the fed. and bern bueno ben bernanke hasn transparent and telling people well in advance what he is going to do. the $85 billion should continue building up for our taxpayers balance sheet. >> susie: how does all of this play out in the markets. all of the bond buying, companies are still holding off from hiring and spending, and now the risk, possibly of a recession. how does it play out in the markets for 2013? >> what has happened, with all of this cash going into the market -- into the economy, not only from the u.s. fed, but from europe, from the central bank there, as well as from china, don't forget, so we've had this liquidity which has taken asset prices with the stock market and the bond markets, pricing it way up, it is actually helping housing after a long wait. moving into the future, there will be some reduction in really the fear that people have. it is not only a lack of confidence, but it is a fear of things going wrong. as we get day to day, i think the fed has been the only place in town to inject some optimism or feeling somewhat
KCSMMHZ
Dec 13, 2012 6:00am PST
stays below 2.5%. fed chairman ben bernanke said the new targets were aimed at clarifying its policies. >> by tying future economic policy more explicitly to economic conditions this formulation of our policy guidance should also make monetary policy more transparent and predictable to the public. >> the fed's latest economic outlook shows the unemployment rate will drop to 6 to 6.6% from the current 7.7% and 13 said they expect the near zero interest rates to continue until 2015. >>> finance ministers from all >>> ihi corporation and three other firms in the machinery and ship building industry aim to construct the facility off the coast of rio. they plan to set up a joint entity to prepare for the bidding process. it is part of an estimated $120 billion project to develop an oil field at a deck of 2,000 meters under the sea bed. it will be built more than 300 kilometers away from the coast. it will have a huge storage space for equipment as well as sleeping quarters for workers. south korean and chinese companies are currently leaders in building offshore rigs. japan's gover
CNBC
Dec 12, 2012 9:00am EST
tablet. the fed is going to wrap up its two-day meeting. a watch is on to see if ben bernanke and policy makers make a decision about the interest rates. later on, the chairman will hold a news conference, and of course, cnbc, will bring it to you live. coverage beginning at 2:00 p.m. eastern. jim, a lot of discussion about how much they are willing to do, given the tenuous nature of the talks in d.c. >> i think that this is one of those that is really at the front. things want to hear things haven't gotten worse. if it hasn't gotten worse, they'll stop buying the bonds. the competitive nature of bonds will rise at the same time the dividends will not be as bountiful. there's enough to not like that i think people will be freaked out. if he is not -- he must be opaque. he must go back to greenspan speak and say, listen, you know, on the one hand, on the other, simply because he has no clue whether we'll go off the fiscal cliff or not. i'm calling for opaque, return to the old days, of we have no idea what he means. >> the headlines the next day that are literally competing headlin
MSNBC
Dec 13, 2012 9:00am PST
the president and house speaker boehner. meanwhile, fed chairman ben bernanke, the man who coined the term fiscal cliff, urgently warned that just approaching the edge is causing damage. >> why is it that consumer confidence dropped so sharply this week? why is it that small business confidence dropped so sharply? why are the markets volatile, even though we're not yet even reached the point of the fiscal cliff potentially kicking in? it's already affecting business investment and hiring decisions by creating uncertainty or creating pessimism. >> a new nbc news wall street journal poll finds that nearly half the country does not think a deal will be reached. by a 2-1 margin, voters trust the president to handle the negotiations over speaker boehner. the last speaker of the house nancy pelosi had some stern advice for mr. boehner. >> you can bring a bill to the floor that the republicans don't have to vote for except for 25 of them. i had to do it as speaker. do you know what it was like to bring a bill to floor to fund the war in iraq. it's tough, but you have to do it, so is the
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